Tempe district picks new names for schools named after KKK members

The Tempe Elementary School District has picked the new names for three schools that had long held the names of men who belonged to local chapters of the Ku Klux Klan.

On Wednesday, the district’s school board voted to officially change the names of Hudson Elementary, Gililland Middle School, and Laird School.

Last year, Tempe acknowledged that several of its landmarks around the city held the names of men who had belonged to the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan called Butte Klan No. 3.

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